For starters, here’s the RSVP form for this coming week April 20-25, starting with Elections at Torah-Tuesday to Wednesday Girls Study, to Minyan Brunch next Sunday – and Shabbat in between. 

ELECTIONS
Once again there’s an election for the slate for 4 officers on the Executive Student Board (with the General Board members approved and appointed by the E-Board) and that will take place in-person at Torah-Tuesday 4/20 at 7:30pm over a dairy dinner. The election will be using Google Forms, and can be done either in-person or remotely using this Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/6725472221?pwd=MW9wUUJjRjAwUk9TbFJyRmJMTWpqUT09 or Zoom ID: 672-547-2221  There will also be a short Torah-Tuesday mini-lesson. Topic TBA. 

SHABBAT THIS WEEK
No special theme like last week (at least not yet) but alays good to have Shabbat as a campus community. Prayers 7:30pm on Friday Night, Shabbat dinner follows at 8pm. Minyan on Sat starts 10:30am followed by lunch at 12:45pm. And as Shabbat goes late these days, look for a light Shabbat dinner and Ding-a-ling Hotline discussion at 7:30pm until the end of Shabbat. 

SUNDAY MINYAN AND SUICIDE WALK
Sunday morning Minyan at 11am as usual. Here’s something unusual: We’re joining the Suicide Prevention’s Virtual Campus Walk (i.e. we’ll walk after Minyan) as a small part towards the effort to raise awareness and advocacy, research and support of this important issue. We know those who struggle with this, and sadly, we lost several alumni friends to this over the years. We did set up a fundraising page as part of the UAlbany Team with a goal of $180 if anyone wants to contribute something small towards that they can. Here’s the link to our page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/ShabbosHouse

GRADUATION 2021 – we fixed the form!
No one responded, until we learned that the form was locked! Well, now it is open. If you are graduating this May 2021, please take a moment to reply to this Graduation 2021 Survey form, as it will help us figure out if/when people are coming up for graduation and to plan accordingly. We’ll also have a personalized gift for each graduate. 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES
Not too far away now! One of our favorites to recommend is the MyJSF(Jewish Summer Fellowship) in the nearby Catskills which pays a stipend for Torah study (for those who didn’t have prior yeshiva experience) between $800 and $1800 for a 3 or 6 week study program. There’s a Chabad on Campus travel subsidy to study in Israel – and also a study option that comes along with an Israel internship option, too. There are a bunch of different study opportunities with various features. We also just heard of a Jewish girls summer camp that wants to train and pay for zip-line and rock-wall instructors/counselors (open to girls over 18 who are adventurous and enjoy outdoors etc) and local day-camp Givah which is looking for staff from group counselors to life-guards to speciality counselors. Let us know if any of the above speaks to you!

All events are via RSVP during Covid – current students please check your emails, the whatsapp group or the Covid page on this site for this week’s form. 

see our VIRTUAL page for links to join Zoom’s and Whatsapp’s, our daily FB Live, and other ways to connect virtually. Since our closing in March for Covid-Coronavirus we’ve transitioned to a lot of online programming for both students and alumni. As well as Shabbat-To-Go almost all throughout. 

See our COVID page for continuously (keep checking back as we update it!) updated information on what services and programs we may (or may not) be able to offer during this unusual semester, and what conditions and specifics would be involved, including RSVP system, outdoor seating, limited group sizes, distancing, masks etc. The goal is to provide as much as we possibly can under these circumstances, in a responsible and safe manner, following the guidelines and recommendations. Thanks to all who have contributed to help purchase equipment and supplies to enable this current temporary transition. And thanks to those alumni, parents, friends and professionals who have helped us develop protocols and guidelines based on local and national and university health policies. 

See our shabboshouse.org/Covid page (under the “This Week” tab) for the Sukkot First Days RSVP form and a how it will work this weekend. We’re taking this a few days at a time, reevaluating and taking all things into consideration and planning accordingly. We are limiting our to-go Sukkot meals for those in quarantine, but will get back to more to-go meals as things go on. Stay tuned each week has its own schedule, opportunities and challenges! 

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SIGNUP FORM for keep-in-touch at Shabbos House.… we send out a weekly email with event updates for that week.  If you don’t get our emails (alumni: a couple times a month, student updates weekly) please let us know so we can add you to the email list. Stay in touch, keep in the loop! 

More updates soon, 
Love, Mendel & Raizy